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Paula Dell


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Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Lindblom Math and Science Academy

Paula is a national board certified science teacher at Lindblom Math and Science Academy in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Dell developed a close working relationship with the Chicago Shedd Aquarium's education department during an excursion to study plant and animal life in the Bahamas, and works with them on many projects, including setting up an underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV) club at Lindblom. Ms. Dell believes that scientific exploration, in its many diverse forms, is a crucial step in understanding the world in which we live and in understanding the evolution of diversity and intricacy of organisms, environmental influences, and their interconnections. Ms. Dell is a strong proponent of teaching science through inquiry and pushes her students to design their own labs, to think through problems as a team, and propose explanations based on the evidence they collect. Just like "real" scientists.

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Re: [PolarTREC] Life on Boar

Hi Glenn,
Life on the ship can vary a lot depending on weather and swell. The crew
is fantastic. You'll have a great time. Though I seem to remember that
you will be on the Palmer which is much bigger and smoother. I'll be

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July 3, 2013 - 6:12pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Greetings from Chicago

Great to hear from you! Glad you're watching the blog. It's pretty
amazing down here. You should apply to the program. Morton Arboretum is
a great place! What are you researching? I'll let you know when I'm back
in town.

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June 25, 2013 - 10:58am
Re: [PolarTREC] chaenocephalus aceratus adaptions for sea floor

Hey Damon,
Was wondering why I hadn't heard from you. You are absolutely right
about resting on their ventral side fins - called pelvic fins. They are
benthic and mostly sit at the bottom (they have no swim bladder) and
wait for their prey. If you look close you will see...{read more}

June 13, 2013 - 5:41pm
Re: [PolarTREC] My daughter Madie is traveing with you.

Hi Jamie,
Glad you are enjoying the blog. Madie's great. I'm enjoying getting to
know her. With any luck we will get her out on one of our fishing trips
with us. She's really lucky to have the opportunity to spend the winter
down here. Palmer is a great place! Stay in...{read more}

June 8, 2013 - 7:41pm
Photos and Icefish

Hi Susan,
And as beautiful as some of these pictures can be they certainly don't do justice to the beauty down here. Majestic really. We should be at Palmer Friday night/Saturday morning and I'll start posting on the icefish. They are really amazing creatures.

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June 6, 2013 - 6:59am
Re: [PolarTREC] More Icefish, Yea!

Hi Bill! Glad you enjoyed my posts last time around. I too am REALLY
looking forward to the next leg of the research. Looking forward to
hearing more from you.

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March 28, 2013 - 8:57am
Re: [PolarTREC] Aurora

Hi Mike,
I have seen some of the most amazing things up here. We continue to
search for the elusive "Aurora." Some easier to find than others...I
still have til Saturday.

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March 28, 2013 - 8:57am
Fish Prints

Hey Janet,
Yes, those fish prints are great. I have already spoken with a couple art teachers at school to do this with them next Fall with our students. We had a few days with no internet. I'll give you a call later in the week.

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June 22, 2011 - 8:07am
Stars in the Southern Hemisphere

Hi Betsy, Glad you liked it! It's cloudy so often but when it's clear it's amazing. You should definitely try to make it down here. We saw a red moon last night. Haven't seen any aurora, but I'll keep looking.

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June 7, 2011 - 4:12pm

Hi Katelyn,
I do miss my friends and family. But I also know that I will see them soon. Antarctica is so incredibly beautiful and so interesting so that makes it a lot easier to be away from home. Sometimes it's good to get out of what is familiar and explore something new.
Thanks...{read more}

June 7, 2011 - 4:16pm

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